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Beautiful You for Paper Players #426

Sweetest Peas for Case This Sketch and Inkspirational

HI Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

I have another card to share with you from my Sunday crafting spell.  As usual, I went looking for some inspiration and found two challenges to play along with at Inkspirational and Casethissketch:

Now.... let's talk about Kraft..... Mmmmm.... Not my usual go to color - so this was a real challenge for me and I decided it was time to put my new Caran D'Ache pencils to the test.

I began by stamping some sweet peas down the right hand side.  I then set about coloring them with my new pencils.  I was really pleased to see how well they blended on the kraft card base and with the overall look of the finish at the end.  The pencils don't come in a lot of colors, so I had to play around with the yellows, oranges, greens, browns and white until I got the result I was happy with.

Here's a closeup of the colors:

Sweetest Pea closeup (1 of 1)-2

They really do blend so well.  Oh... and you will probably have noticed the gold splatters made an appearance again :-)

I decided to go with a gold embossed sentiment, but it just didn't stand out enough from the kraft base.  So, I decided to play around with my Versafine ink and some clear embossing powder.  I ended up with a black/gold distressed look.  It was successful, but a bit messy as some of the versafine ink stayed behind and I had to make sure I blotted that up.

Here's a closeup of the sentiment:

Sweetest Pea closeup sentiment (1 of 1)

And here's my full card:

Sweetest Pea (1 of 1)

you can get a much better feel of the real colors here, as I managed to catch some daylight to take this photo.  But I was really pleased with the way the colors came out :-)

Of course, I had to add a little something to the inside:

Sweetest Pea Inside (1 of 1)

And the envelope.

Sweetest Pea envelope (1 of 1)

I'll be back later in the week with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp Kraft
  • Stamps:  Sweetest Peas - Altenew
  • Inks:  Gina K Black Amalgam
  • Pencils:  Caran d'Ache Luminance